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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Boat Building News

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Jobs saved at Isle of Wight boat building company
Isle of Wight Radio
Nigel Darling, Director from Alicat Workboats said: "We are delighted with this acquisition and feel it both complements the company's activities and secures the future of boat building on the island. "With the backing of Alicat Workboats, the clients ...

 Bridgeport, Ala. Becomes Ground Zero for Major Yamaha Announcement
WTVC Chattanooga Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:43 AM PDT
by Richard Simms The small town of Bridgeport, Ala. became Ground Zero for some of the biggest writers in the outboard and boating business Tuesday. Bridgeport has long been home of a semi-secret Yamaha Marine Division testing facility. ..

Fort Lauderdale boat show ends on high note for many
Sun-Sentinel Tue, 30 Oct 2012 03:42 AM PDT
Exhibitors and show organizers pleased with results The 53 r d Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show wrapped Monday, and though bad weather dampened opening day attendance, it didn't keep the serious buyers at bay, according to several exhibitors.  

 Great Yarmouth boat-building firm secures 100 jobs with buyout
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Great Yarmouth boat-building company Alicat Workboats has secured more than 100 jobs by buying a company out of administration. Comments; Email; Print; Got a story? To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below.

Pioneering vessels sailing towards £1.5m Africa deal
This is Scunthorpe
The idea to launch into boat building using HDPE started in Canada when Mr Tait, who was living in the country at the time, was working at a shipyard building vessels. With his experience, he built a boat made out of HDPE for his father-in-law – now .

 Company to create 80 jobs in Manatee's old Wellcraft buildingBradenton Herald
JRL Ventures Inc. and its holdings company JRL Enterprises engineer and build composite-material plugs and molds used by other manufacturers to create products that range from flight simulators to boats and even rocket parts like the nose cones for NASA.

 Jim Stiverson Joins Sterling Associates
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:48 AM PDT
Jim Stiverson, a boating enthusiast with 23 years of experience working in the marine industry, has come aboard Sterling Associates as Midwest and Central U.S. Marine Finance Sales Representative.Fenton, Michigan (PRWEB) October 31, 2012 Jim Stiverson, a boating enthusiast with 23 years of experience working in the marine industry, has come aboard Sterling Associates as Midwest and Central U.S ...

Pier 33 Marina to Host ABYC Marine Technician Training Course
PRWeb Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:19 AM PDT
Pier 33 Marina will be host to an upcoming marine technician training course provided by the American Boat & Yacht Council. ABYC will present the Marine Systems Certification Course, February 26 thru March 1, 2013. (PRWeb October 31, 2012) Read the full story at  

 Pradaâs Super Yacht Sets Sail
British Vogue Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:02 AM PDT
MIUCCIA PRADA and Patrizio Bertelli have invested â¬40 million (£32 million), in a new luxury yacht that will compete in historic sailing race, the America's Cup, which will take place in San Francisco in 2013. This is the fourth time the couple have taking part in the annual challenge, but the launch of their latest boat is by far their grandest and most impressive vessel to date. 

First Marine Retail University a success
Boating Industry
“We were thrilled with how smoothly this first MRU event progressed, and we are looking forward to working the Boating Trades Association of Texas on the 2013 MRU.” Attendees were also given a first look at products and services that were unveiled for

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Boat Building News

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Fall 2012

ProBoat E-Training has a variety of web-based courses. If you have suggestions for new offerings, pleasesend us an email. Thanks!

Remember: As well as offering you online training opportunities, ProBoat E-Training also sponsors a weekly podcast and produces a blog full of tips about making better presentations with PowerPoint and other tools for trainers and educators. 

Current Course Descriptions

Rhino for Marine Designers (Six-week course, starts Nov 11): Learn to enhance your boat and yacht design skills with Rhino 3D Modeling software. We'll teach you how to work with curves, then surfaces, then we'll move into fairing a simple chine hull, followed by a more complex sailing schooner hull. Finally, when you have mastered the skills necessary for the foregoing projects, you'll go on to a self-directed project of modeling a complete hull/deck/superstructure of your own design. Note: You must have access to a copy of Rhino to complete this course.
Price: $390 (student discount available on request)
Instructor: Cliff Estes

Intro to Marine Electrical Systems Part One (Four-part course, work at your own pace.): Here you'll gain an understanding of the terminology, theory, and practical knowledge regarding marine electrical systems. Since this course is an overview, there is no hands-on component involved. If you have wired a boat, or assisted in wiring one, then this class will complement that experience. If you have not had any hands-on experience, that is fine too as this course's purpose is to teach you the theoretical knowledge involved in designing and specifying marine electrical systems.
Price: $200
Instructor: Ed Scott

Intro to Marine Electrical Systems Part Two (Five-part course, work at your own pace.): In this course, you will learn terminology, theory, and practical knowledge regarding marine electrical systems, specifically batteries, circuit protection, distribution panels, and wiring design. Again, there is no hands-on component involved. The purpose of this course is to teach you the theoretical knowledge involved in designing and specifying marine electrical systems.
Price: $200
Instructor: Ed Scott

Designing Yacht Interiors (Introduction): This interactive course in interior design will introduce you to a number of elements and details to be considered when making decisions about materials, colors, textures, furnishings, and work flow. At present, we are only offering the first component: The discovery process, which focuses on dealing with a new client.
Price: $75
Instructor: Judy Bell-Davis

Color-Matching Gelcoat (Four-part course, work at your own pace):Here you'll learn about types and causes of damage, how to document your repair work, and how to prepare the surface. For each segment, you will have lab work to complete, and at the end of the course, you will send your color samples to your instructor for evaluation.
Price: $200.
Instructor: Charlie Teran

Load Capacity and Flotation (Five-part course, work at your own pace): This highly technical course covers the  rules and standards for maximum weight capacity of small boats; calculating displacement weight and maximum weight capacity; testing a boat for displacement and maximum weight; rules, calculations, and installation procedures for flotation; and USCG and ABYC regulations.
Price: $300
Instructor: Peter Eikenberry

Propeller Selection for Boats and Small Ships
(Three-part course, work at your own pace.): Materials for this course include a 32-page text, as well as prop-calculating formulae and spreadsheets created by the instructor. First you'll study the text, then work on problem solving, then finally review your solutions and compare them with the instructors conclusions.
Price: $79
Instructor: Christopher Barry

The Marine Survey Report (Four-part course, work at your own pace.): A survey is only as good as the report that communicates the work of the surveyor, and a good surveyor's findings (and reputation) can be lost in a poorly written report. This course will help you bring your writing skills up to a new level.
Price: $200
Instructor: Patricia Kearns

The Marine Survey Report Practicum Looking for more of a hands-on-the-keyboard experience? Our instructor will critique one or more of your existing survey reports, showing you exactly where you need to improve your work, and how to do it.
Price: $95 per survey
Instructor: Patricia Kearns

Tech for Trainers (Three segments)This course if FREE to you if you are willing to help create new short courses for ProBoat E-Training. We'll explain how PBE-T works, we'll introduce our learning platform (MOODLE), and we'll describe best practices for teaching online. Much of this material can be adapted to both classroom and in-house training programs.
Price: $200
For more info, contact instructor: Barbara Jean Walsh

ProBoat E-Training Open House 

If you have ever wondered what a ProBoat E-Training course really looks like, visit the Online Open House to sample all of PBE-T's currently available offerings. The Open House is set up as an online course, so you'll have the chance to see what a class might be like. (No homework, though.)  

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Boat Building News

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 Luxury yacht launched
The latest luxury yacht to be built in Taranaki was launched today. Ohana, a 50m, 370 tonne yacht was christened on Saturday and launched at Port Taranaki today with the aid of a heavy lifting ship. It was brought in from Brisbane because the yacht was ..

Boatbuilding as a Teaching Tool: For Math! |“For 20 years, I've been using boat building as an educational tool,” he tell us. “In Building to Teach, the idea is to tap into groups that use boat building as a ...

 A Look at Sailboat Design: Fin Keels vs. Full Keels - Practical Sailor ...PS s technical editor examines how fin-keel sailboats present design challenges as builders try to balance hull buoyancy and ballast ratios.

Technological wonders will enhance time on the water
Sun-Sentinel Sat, 27 Oct 2012 19:07 PM PDT
Several revolutionary products making their debut at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Whether you are a technological whiz or someone who simply appreciates how much easier technology can make your life, there are plenty of inspiring innovations at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

 The sleek lines of Steve Jobs' yacht
CNET Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:37 AM PDT
A lot of love went into Venus. (Credit: One More Thing/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) It's hard to imagine Steve Jobs standing on the deck of a yacht, shouting out orders. But not very hard. Less hard is to imagine that this yacht would be minimalist. And this is how the finished product appears, in images noticed by the Verge on the Dutch site One More . The yacht, named ..

Nat Rothschild among group of billionaires left with that sinking feeling after yacht builder 'fails to deliver on ...
Daily Mail Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:26 AM PDT
Rothschild, a member of the Rothschild banking dynasty, commissioned the 240ft luxury vessel, dubbed Project Nato, in 2007 and it was due to have its first sea trials three years ago.  

 Yacht highlights Taranaki's potential
Stuff Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:15 AM PDT
The latest multimillion-dollar superyacht built in Taranaki was gently lowered into the water yesterday, completing a project that has dramatically heightened the region's yacht-building reputation. 

Stefan moves into boating market
Gold Coast Bulletin News
The Stefan Boating World boats are at the other end of the market to that enjoyed by Stefan during a boating career that has included winning the national offshore class-one powerboat title six times in his giant pink speedster, aptly named Stefan. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boat Building News

Marco man works to restore historic yacht
The News-Press
Craig Jones stands in front of the Red Barron as Ron Miller, Jr., county environmental, health and safety manager, left, and Ray Carter, Collier County manager of risk finance, discuss the next move for the historic trimmer ship. / Ann Hall/Sun Times ...

 Boatbuilding and restoration students get an edgeBoating Industry
Marlborough, MA—October 25, 2012—Whether recreating the clean lines of a 1930s fishing boat or bringing back to life the glamour of a 19th century luxury yacht, precision is key to the art of boatbuilding and restoration. Now student craftsmen at the .

 Phoenix Boats Inks Deal with Hite
“After 20 years as a pro angler, I know bass boats and I am blown away by Phoenix's quality and passion for building the best boats possible,” Hite said. “I am also amazed by the success and growth they have achieved in the tough economic times we've ...

 FF plant to produce boats in 6 weeksFergus Falls Daily Journal
Electric boat manufacturer Go-Float has the keys to a new home in Fergus Falls, and the first batch of boats should be coming out the door in about six weeks. The business became official owners of the old ShoreMaster Fabric building Tuesday, and ..

 Boat show open in spite of weather
Sun-Sentinel Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:17 AM PDT
Organizers committed to putting on a safe show, but looking beyond 2012 In spite of a wet and windy reception, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is expected to open again Friday at 10 a.m., show producer Show Management said in a statement late Thursday. 

Hard Times in the Mega Yacht Market
CNBC Fri, 26 Oct 2012 08:24 AM PDT
Spending by the super-rich has largely recovered in areas like art, wine, super cars and mansions. But new orders for yachts over 130 feet are down by half since 2008.  

 NISI Sells First XPRESSO Class Yacht
PR Newswire Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:18 AM PDT
Prominent Northeast American commissions new NISI 1700 XPRESSO FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - NISI Yachts has been awarded a contract for a NISI 1700 model, from the company's new XPRESSO Class, by a successful Northeast American entrepreneur, politician and... 

MarineMax Expands with Azimut
Business Wire Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:18 AM PDT
CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MarineMax Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the worldâs largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it is has expanded its relationship with Italy-based Azimut Benetti Group. The expansion with Azimut encompasses areas such as the Midwest, including Ohio, Michigan and Illinois, Texas, the northern Gulf Coast, and the West Coast of the United States. With

 American workers excel at building boats
In all the presidential debate and discussion about U.S. workers and industries, no one has mentioned the strength of America's recreational boat builders. From runabouts and high performance models to center consoles and flats skiffs, Americans make ...

European yacht makers target on Chinese wealthyAsiaOne
European yacht companies have turned their eyes to China as their home market still suffers from economic crisis. Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Benetti Yachts, a leading Italian mega yacht maker, says they sold two over 50-meter-long luxury mega yachts in  

 New Zealand takes top honours in Superyacht Design Awards
Sail World
She is a remarkable composite performance sloop designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, measuring a LOA of 30 metres. She was built to comply with stringent Germanischer Lloyd and MCA classification requirements and 25% - 30% lighter than

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Boat Building News

Blount Boats looks to expand in Warren
The new building would sit where a large sheet metal building at the southeast corner of the property sits, and the tent structure would sit over the ways currently used to launch boats into the Warren River. Needed is a special use permit to build the

 Delta 80 IPS Powerboat's Fort Lauderdale Show
In 2013, just in time for the10th anniversary of the company, the latest representative of modern Scandinavian boat-building will be presented – Delta 80 IPS. The manufacturers say that the design and craftsmanship of this boat is characteristic of the ...

 Lighthouse Publications to Premier New Boating Magazine
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:13 AM PDT
New England Boating to launch in February of 2013Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012 Lighthouse Publications and Lighthouse Media Solutions announce the launch of New England Boating Magazine, a new annual, high-end, 4-color, glossy magazine focused on the New England boating lifestyle and culture. Publication of the premier issue is scheduled for early-February 2013.New England Boating focuses ... 

 Boat show organizers taking weather precautions
Sun-Sentinel Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:22 AM PDT
Threat of Hurricane Sandy has organizers and exhibitors preparing for high winds and rain A tropical storm watch issued for South Florida as Hurricane Sandy heads near the region has the management of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the show's exhibitors closely watching the weather and taking precautions. 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Is Expected To Bring Major Profit To Local Businesses
Turks.US Wed, 24 Oct 2012 01:38 AM PDT
There are only a few more days remaining before people begin to hoist their sails up on the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. As expected, many local businesses are making sure to have everything prepared in time for the show.

 NMMA announces executive staff promotions
Boating Industry
“The promotion of these five executives is well-deserved and a reflection of their success in their respective positions and commitment to the recreational boating industry.” NMMA staff promoted include: Craig Boskey to Senior Vice President, Finance ...

Thinking Small, Sailor Hopes to Cruise Globe in 10-Foot Boat
Wall Street Journal
A veteran boat-builder and sailor from Sweden is building a 10-feet boat that he will use to sail around the world without docking on land a single time. WSJ's Anna Molin spends some time with him and finds out why he's doing it. Sven Yrvind is willing ..

 National Trust brings the craft of boat building back to the TamarThis is Cornwall
"The boat-building and boat-keeping is totally new to us and we're looking at various projects and ideas to create an income so we can carry on looking after the Shamrock. "At the moment visitors can go on board her – and go into the boat shed and find ...

 China building first vessel for underwater archaeology
The 4.8-metre wide and 56-metre long boat, to be powered by an integrated full electric propulsion system, will "basically" meet China's underwater archaeological needs, according to a statement released by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage ..

 My-Villages Launches First Online Digital Collaborative for Boaters and the
Summary With the largest database of manufacturer maintenance recommendations and a robust library of content and assets, My Boat Village offers boaters a single port of entry to find and share valuable resources and expert advice. Marine industry ...

West Marine Reports 33.9% increase in third quarter 2012 pre-tax earnings
Boating Industry
Press Release. WATSONVILLE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – West Marine, Inc. (Nasdaq:WMAR) the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 29, 2012.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Boat Building News

Homestead's Contender Boats expands to inshore, pleasure boat market (registration)
Neber decided he could build a boat that better suited his purposes. Once he did, and his boat was noticed by others, he found himself building boats from the back of his house, Stewart said. “Contender was bred through tournament fishing and slowly ...

Bypass boat show traffic with these transportation alternatives
un-Sentinel Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:40 AM PDT
Boat show transportation options If you're heading to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week, consider these options for getting to/from the event.  

 RI Trade School Showcases Technology and Careers at Florida Boat Show
PRWeb Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:29 AM PDT
When the Florida public flocks to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, they will see a diverse range of watercraftâfrom small skiffs to luxury superyachts. But one exhibitor will feature something beyond boats: IYRS, a Rhode Island marine trades and technology school, will showcase the technology behind these watercraft and the career opportunities that fuel their ..

Brunswick Corporation : Hatteras Yachts Announces a Major Update to the Motor Yacht for 2013
Thomson Reuters ONE via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:08 AM PDT
The Redesign of the 80 MY Offers New Layout,Many New Standards NEW BERN, N.C. , Oct. 22, 2012 - Hatteras Yachts is pleased to present the redesigned 80 Motor Yacht (MY). The new 80 MY retains key elements

 Grow Boating announces GE Capital contribution
Boating Industry
CHICAGO (October 22, 2012) – Grow Boating, Inc. announced today that GE Capital's Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business is the latest industry stakeholder to make a contribution in support of the industry-wide initiative. CDF's contribution ...

Leisure boats threaten the Swedish West Coast archipelagoPhys.Org
The number of leisure boats along the Swedish West Coast has risen dramatically over the last 20 years, resulting in a risk that the inner archipelago might be destroyed. These are the findings of new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

 Brazil's Yacht Boom Faces Tax Crackdown as Millionaires Multiply
Among the companies seeking to profit from the boom is Italian mega-yacht builder Ferretti S.p.A., which last year opened a factory near Sao Paulo with the capacity to produce 120 cabin cruisers per year, some measuring as long as 83 feet. Photograph:

 High demand for yacht-driving training
China Daily
The expanding yachting industry in China has helped stoke the demand for yacht-driving courses in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province. Guangzhou Maritime College, one of two schools to offer instruction in the subject, saw enrollment in the ...

 Powerboat sales hit third month of double-digit growthBoating Industry
Late winter sales momentum fed into the summer boating season, boosting powerboat sales growth across the Bellwether states into the double digits from July through September, according to the latest report on new U.S. boat registrations from Info-Link

Monday, October 22, 2012

Boat Building News

Georgetown hosting wooden boat show
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) A festival along South Carolina's coast is celebrating the art of wooden boatbuilding. The Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown on Saturday is presenting the 23rd Annual Wooden Boat Show. Everything is scheduled for ...

 15 jobs to go as Oyster battles falling sales
Yachting World
As one of the world's best known yacht builders approaches its 40th birthday in 2013 it is reacting to falling sales by looking at new yachts at both ends of the size spectrum and rationalising build and design. Yacht builders are enduring torrid times ...

 Passport Vista 545 CC: All-Oceans Access
Cruising World
Each fall off Annapolis, Maryland, in the week immediately following the U.S. Sailboat Show, CW's Boat of the Year panel takes to the waters of Chesapeake Bay to conduct the sail trials for our Boat of the Year candidates. And every night, while their .

 Boat show is big business for local companies
With less than a week before the sails are hoisted on the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, many local businesses are preening and prepping their wares to prepare for show time. Among them are exhibiting marine businesses as well as companies ...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Boat Building News

Blount Boats looks to expand in Warren
The owners of Blount Boats are looking to expand their boat building-facilities along the southern Water Street waterfront. Officials from the Blount Realty Company and Water Street Dock Company were originally expected to appear before the zoning ...

 Germany : PolyOne Replaces Metal in Sailboat Rigging Blocks [TendersInfo ...
PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that injection molder and assembler FKD B.V. has replaced metal components in sailboat rigging blocks with polymer solutions from ...

 America's Cup takes TV viewers on exciting ride
CBS News
The million-dollar sailboats racing on San Francisco Bay often narrowly miss each other. That speed and danger are bringing new excitement to an old sport. Travis Rice knows plenty about speed. He's a professional snowboarder and an X Games champion ...

 Boat show brings in the crowds
Greenock Telegraph Thu, 18 Oct 2012 06:06 AM PDT
KIP Marina in Inverkip was buzzing as boating enthusiasts sailed in from across the world for Scotland's Boat Show. Visitors included minister for external affairs and international development Humza Yousaf, who was joined by local MSP Stuart McMillan to launch the weekend. 

 Multimillion-dollar boats are the star attraction
Sun-Sentinel Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:30 PM PDT
There are also plenty of smaller vessels, from center consoles and bay boats to bowriders and inflatables The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has just about everything that floats, including an impressive collection of multimillion-dollar boats that attracts buyers from all over the world. 

Lighthouse Publications to Premier New Boating Magazine
Boating Industry
Lighthouse Publications and Lighthouse Media Solutions announce the launch of New England Boating Magazine, a new annual, high-end, 4-color, glossy magazine focused on the New England boating lifestyle and culture. Publication of the premier issue ..

Lib at Large: Restored 'Matriarch of San Franciso Bay' returns as the oldest ...
Marin Independent-Journal
The students are now building small boats — a kind of cross between a dory and a skiff — designed by Bob Darr, program director and head instructor of the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding. Darr founded the school in 1996 with an endowment  

Bayou Vermilion Districts inaugural Bayou Vermilion Festival Boat Parade
KATC Lafayette News
Dick was a founding member of the Bayou Antique Engine Association and the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building of Lockport and will be honored as part of the Festival for his service to the boating community. 10:00 a.m. Public Viewing of ...

"They're the Rolls-Royce of sportfishermen," said Capt. Brian Sanders, of Davie.
In 1955, Roy Sr. built his first sportfishing boat, a 34-footer. Buddy Merritt took over the boat building while Allen handled the business end of the yard. Both brothers ran boats for skilled anglers and became pioneers in catching giant bluefin tunas . 

 Boat sales pick up on Ft. Myers Beach
There's a mystery on Fort Myers Beach - one that business owners are in no hurry to solve. Boat and rental sales are up according to them. Families could be p[art of the reason. Andy, Jamie and Sam Schiefelbein and their family were excited to head out ...

 Successful IBEX reflects improving spirit in the marketplace
Boating Industry
Oct. 18, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) today announced initial attendance figures for the boating-industry's annual trade show and networking event, which took place Oct. 2-4, at the Kentucky ...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Boat Building News

The Star's editorial | A life preserver for Kansas boat owners
Kansas City Star
A more reasonable tax rate would boost Kansas' boat building and tourism industries and bring in about $1 million more in revenues annually. The constitutional amendment is a first step. It would permit the Legislature to carve out a taxing exemption ...

 Sydney yacht designer hacked to death
Sydney Morning Herald
The acclaimed 81-year-old Sydney yacht designer Joe Adams attempted to fight off a machete-wielding attacker before he was hacked to death in his home near the Philippine hill resort town of Baguio, police say. Mr Adams's wallet was found empty in his ...

Fairmount Boatbuilder Has Bronze Stolen, Needs Your Help To Get His Boat Into ...
He and his family have been building boats since the 80s, and he has been spending the last 8-years-or-so building a 42-foot sailboat by hand in a warehouse in Fairmount. The boat, to be christened The Aramingo, was all set for a fall launch when, a .

 Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and ...
Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple. Email · print. Comments. 0. By Steve Waters Sun Sentinel. October 16, 2012. You love being on the water, but your partner would rather be somewhere else.

POLYONE CORPORATION : PolyOne Replaces Metal in Sailboat Rigging Blocks
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany - PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions,today announced that injection molder and assembler FKD B.V. has replaced metal components in .

 Deep Impact Boats maintains their impressive reputation of the finest custom built boats by displaying a variety of ...
PR Newswire Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:17 PM PDT
MIAMI, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than a week, Miami-based brand Deep Impact Boats will exhibit over 6 new, custom built boats at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 25-29th.)  Each boat is unique as they each have tailored parts and finishes to...

Stand-up paddlers in Redondo harbor get boaters, harbor patrol support
Easy Reader
Representatives from the Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol, King Harbor Yacht Club, and local stand-up paddleboard shops met Sunday to discuss the growing popularity of stand-up paddling in King Harbor. The meeting at the yacht club drew nearly 100 ..

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Boat Building News

The following is not directly related to boat building but is related through the production of lithium ion batteries, which are now becoming more common on some high end yachts.

Of course since this is an election year the Republicans will blame it on Obama, and the Democrats will blame it on George Bush,  but really neither one has much to do with why the company failed.  It failed because of global economics, and foreign manufacturers (mostly chinese) producing a much cheaper product. 

Battery builder A123 Systems that won $249 million federal grant files for bankruptcy

Today, A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy, saying much of its assets would be sold after losing $857 million over the past several years. Here's why it failed.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Boat Building News

Cowes boat builder calls in financial experts
Isle of Wight County Press Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:11 PM PDT
A MAJOR British work boat company based on the Isle of Wight has called in corporate restructuring specialists after running into financial difficulty despite having multi-million pound orders on its books

 Ferretti Ties Up with Chinese Bank to Boost Yacht Sales
International Business Times UK Sat, 13 Oct 2012 02:46 AM PDT
Italian yacht maker Ferretti and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China sign deal to finance potential yacht buyers. 

 National Sailing Hall of Fame to induct nine members at Southern Yacht Club on ...
Jobson said the Southern Yacht Club has been a symbol of resilience after its clubhouse burned down during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was damaged earlier this year during Hurricane Isaac. 2011 inductee Betsy Alison, who will be on hand for the ...

Organizers work to prepare Boat Show's small city
What began as a handful of boat enthusiasts meeting in an auditorium is now the size of a small city, with 20,000 people working daily to spotlight the stars of the five-day extravaganza: the boats. "It's almost like building the pyramids; you have to  

Amphibious vehicle dubbed 'Quadski' to go on sale soon in U.S.
Detroit Free Press Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:53 PM PDT
Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond's garage - or pond - and into yours. The Quadski - a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal watercraft - is being billed by its makers as the first high-speed, commercially available amphibious vehicle. It's scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. by the end of this year for around $40,000. Michigan-based Gibbs Sports .

 Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Board Exam Results October 2012 Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:23 PM PDT
Takers of the Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Licensure Examinations held in Manila on October 9-11, 2012 can check the availability of results here. 

  Wooden Boat Show sails into Georgetown
An annual rite of autumn in Georgetown falls on the third Saturday every October with the Wooden Boat Show. Entering its 23rd year this weekend, Harbor Historical Association officials, as well as exhibitors, are equally excited about this family event ...

The Fossati Group formed to distribute inflatable boats in US and Caribbean ...
Boating Industry
Their RIBs feature powder coated aluminum hulls offering boaters lighter weight, improved performance and greater fuel economy when compared to traditional fiberglass-hulled boats. “I see incredible potential for inflatables in the US and Caribbean ...

  Obituary: Paul Dahan Sr., 84, of Franklin Township
Hunterdon County Democrat Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:41 AM PDT
Paul Dahan Sr. Paul Christian Dahan, Sr. a naval architect and marine engineer who in the late 1960âs developed and pioneered the double bottom oil tank ship design, for which held several U.S and international patents, died at the Hunterdon...